Saturday adventures with the girls

I drove to Truro early yesterday morning to meet up with my friend Chrissy and her partner Alison.

Jeff said there was no way he was going to spend a day with 3 girls and 2 dogs driving around, so he stayed home with Monty 🙂

Here are some pictures:

First stop, Balmoral Grist Mill. I’ve wanted to go here since I moved to Nova Scotia. It has been closed this year for repairs and won’t be operational again until next year.  It was a beautiful calm morning. There were some hunters driving around so my friends kept their dogs on leash here. Good idea, there was a big cliff here too!

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Beautiful hemlock forest

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My new favourite sign.  I think it means don’t jump off the cliff head first, but I’m not too sure 🙂Northumberland shore drive

Love looking up into a coloured fall tree canopy.Northumberland shore drive

This stop had the only open out house of the day.  It is really frustrating that we have such a short winter here, but all tourist stop and roadside provincial parks are closed by Thanksgiving. There were plenty of people out yesterday. All the gates are closed, signs are taken down, garbage cans are gone, and the outhouse doors are nailed shut!

The lawn was still cut though! We hiked in (as did everyone else). There were lots of bags of dog poop piling up on at one stop.  As a frequent pee’er, I wish they wouldn’t nail the outhouse doors shut.  I’d even bring my own toilet paper. Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Sutherland Steam Mill Museum. Closed for the season. We were debating if they still operate the steam mill. First glance I thought ‘yes’, but after peaking through the window, and seeing there was no sign of wood around and the grass was intact, we changed our mind to ‘no’.  Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Parked at the road and walked around the gate to get into this park.  Really nice place.  A road in covered in leaves, then a wide open area, then a hike and a long boardwalk to the beach.Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

 

Northumberland shore drive

 

Cat tail fight!Northumberland shore drive

Coastal colours are breathtaking!Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Nice beach!Northumberland shore drive

Love this family shot I took.Northumberland shore drive

This next beach had big piles of seaweed on the shore at low tide.Northumberland shore drive

The game of fetch ended when a seal wanted to play too!Northumberland shore drive

 

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Northumberland shore drive

Lisa

Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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